Limitations of a Live Model

Live Model Poses

Although a live model is always the preferred situation for drawing the figure, there are limitations to what you can have a model do. Live models are humans who live in a real world. They get tired. Even a relaxed pose can't be held indefinitely. The following are just a few limitations you will find when posing a live model Gravity affects everything in life, including a model, causing fatigue. Some poses are easier to hold than others for long periods of time. Out of respect and compassion...

Drawing Eye Misconceptions

Eye Drawing Common Misconceptions

Figure Artist uses virtual models that are anatomically correct, including genitalia however, it also includes a feature to remove genitals from the models. The default is off, showing no genitalia. The images in this book use the default setting. Good figure drawing is a conscious effort that takes time, patience, and knowledge. I have often told my students that art is more closely related to an athletic event than it is to an academic endeavor. I believe that art instructors would be better...

Body Proportions Skeleton

Simplified Skeleton Proportion

In this chapter I will cover how to construct the figure using some simplified methods to make the process of drawing a little easier. I will start by showing you how to build a simple structure as the basis for defining dimension and proportion. This structure will become the foundation of your figure drawings. You will then be able to use it to develop a finished figure drawing. At the beginning of every figure drawing, the artist is faced with a daunting task in defining a subject that is...